Sealy won her eighth-straight title in the 400-meter dash
The Redbirds had four All-Valley performers and a conference champion on the day
Smith now ranks No. 8 in the NCAA in the hammer throw
This is the first of three trips to Drake this season
Redbird women steeplers now rank one, two, three in the Valley
Day 2 at the 2013 MVC Outdoor Championships
Thursday at the Drake Relays (4/25)
2012 State Farm MVC Outdoor Track & Field Championships | Day 2
Indoor: Won the Meyo Invitational with a 500-meter personal-besttime of 1:04.11 ... Boilermaker Invitational 600-meter winner with a personal-best time of 1:20.46 ... named to the all-conference team with a personal-best 800-meter time of 1:53.46.
Outdoor: Placed third at the Drake Relays with an 800-meter time of 1:52.58 ... Won the Wisconsin Elite with a personal-best 400-meter time of 48.79 ... Finished second to CJ Hamilton in the 800-meter race at the Valley meet with a time of 1:52.20.
Indoor: Took fourth at the Indiana State Dual (Jan. 14) in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.41 ... finished third in the 800-meter run at the Wisconsin Invitational (Jan. 20) with a time of 2:00.81 ... ran a personal-best 1:56.32 800-meter run at the Big Meet (Feb. 10), finishing 15th ... ran a leg on the sixth-place finishing distance medley relay team at the Missouri Valley Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships (Feb. 25).
Outdoor: Ran a personal-best 1:55.25 in the 800-meter run at the EIU Big Blue Classic (March 29) ... finished fourth at the ISU vs. SIU Dual (April 7) in the 800-meter run, posting a time of 1:56.86 ... finished fourth at the Lenny Lyles Invitational (April 20) in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:56.09 ... ran a leg on the fifth-place finishing 4X400-meter relay team at the Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships (May 11).
PRIOR TO ISU
At Prairie Ridge High School: Participated in basketball, football, track and cross country ... rookie of the year in track ... set personal-bests his senior year on the track in the 800-meter run and 400-meter dash with times of 2:01 and 50.8, respectively.
Personal: Born 4/26/1993 ... son of Daniel and Anne Rippel ... siblings are Kaitlin and Ben ... plans to major in organismal biology with aspirations of being a botanist.